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Sarawak Energy To Test Flood Warning Systems In Batang Ai This Saturday

KUCHING, 8 MARCH 2019, FRIDAY: : Sarawak Energy is testing its upgraded flood warning stations in the vicinity of its Batang Ai Hydroelectric Powerplant (HEP) reservoir tomorrow (Saturday, 9 March 2019) as well as on Tuesday 12 March and Wednesday 13 March 2019.

The flood warning stations, located in Lubok Antu, Engkilili, and SK Ng Delok, are part of the state-owned energy developer and power utility‚Äôs emergency preparedness response in line with international good practice. 

An outreach session was recently held with the community leaders and relevant government agencies in Lubok Antu to communicate the schedule for the testing and commissioning of the warning systems.

On Saturday 9 March, the Lubok Antu flood warning station is expected to commence its testing at approximately 9.00am with a warning tone that includes both intermittent and continuous tones for around 10 minutes. 

The testing schedule for the Engkilili flood warning station is expected to begin at 2.00pm for 10 minutes, with a similar warning tone to the Lubok Antu flood warning station.The warning tones can be heard more than 1.3km from each respective stations.

This will be replicated at the same times on Tuesday, 12 March for Lubok Antu and Engkilili stations respectively.

The testing of the SK Nanga Delok flood warning station is scheduled to commence at 10.30am on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 with a similar run of 10 mins that includes both intermittent and continuous tones.

Residents in the area are advised that the timing of the testing and commissioning of the warning systems are dependent on the situation at the sites.

Sarawak Energy reminds the public not to be alarmed as this is a routine exercise to test our preparedness, and to contact its 24-hour Customer Care Centre at 1-300-88-3111 if they have any queries.

The 108MW Batang Ai HEP